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Agile Organization that eliminated all the great benefits of being a small startup

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Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  Groton, CT
Former Employee - Test Engineer in Groton, CT

I worked at Progeny Systems Corp. full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Initially when I started with the organization there was a great work/life balance. Soda, snacks, and monthly Costco trips were common-place. So was Nerf Gun battles between offices. Around 2008-2009 this all ended. The organization shifted to a more hard-core approach and eliminated any of the free office benefits.

The organization still has a good reputation in the industry and some really talented folks working for them.

Cons

Drastically below-average salaries
Management does not heed advice
Focused purely on Defense Contracts and does not utilize talent well
Many talented folks leaving
No support for the IT department. The current CIO is a Network guy who's been with the organization since it was a single small office. Management does not want to spend the money on IT infrastructure.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide training to management
Do not promote people just because they've been there a long time, promote people with management skills

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Other Reviews for Progeny Systems Corp.

  1.  

    Progeny Systems is what you make of it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Progeny Systems Corp. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Flexible work schedule. Company generously rewards hard work and good attitude. Great opportunity to help develop, design and build products to protect our nation's soldiers.

    Cons

    Company struggles with releasing employees who don't fit in. Management lacks skills to manage effectively. Opportunity for advancement in most areas does not exist. Job titles don't accurately reflect place in company. Management can sometimes be compared to a college fraternity complete with hazing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your good people by listening to what they have say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Well rounded professional experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Progeny Systems Corp. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance with a fun, professional, passionate culture.

    Cons

    A little lacking in opportunities for offsite, work related professional development like training and conferences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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